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Executive Director, Cape Fear River Assembly

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The Watershed | Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA)

The CFRA has been a voice for the Cape Fear River since 1973. The CFRA is a basin-wide group of diverse stakeholders who strive to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Cape Fear River Basin. The CFRA uniquely represents the entire Cape Fear River basin, the largest in North Carolina (NC), covering over 9,100 square miles (about 17% of the state’s land area and 1/3 of the state’s population.) The basin, which is completely within NC, has headwaters in the northern Piedmont near Greensboro (Haw River and Deep River.) The water flows through 29 counties and Jordan Lake before reaching the Atlantic Ocean at Southport.

The Position| Executive Director

The part-time Executive Director is the senior management leader of the Cape Fear River Assembly and will work closely with the CFRA Board of Directors and members. The position is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, initiatives, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, budgeting, government relations, and community and member outreach. Additionally, the position requires staying abreast of key water management issues and policies affecting the Cape Fear River Basin and relaying information and those issues to the Board and members. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities

Board Governance: 

●      Leads CFRA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and strategic priorities as defined by the Board of Directors. 

●      Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

●      Works closely with the Board and Executive Committee to facilitate cooperation and understanding between members.

Financial Performance and Viability: 

●      Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and viability of the organization. 

●      Organizes and leads fundraising activities, grant writing as well as developing other revenues necessary to support CFRA’s mission. 

●      Works in tandem with the Board Treasurer to manage the fiscal integrity of the CFRA, including preparing an annual budget and monthly financial reports to the Board.

Mission and Strategy:

Works with the board and committees to ensure that the mission is fulfilled   through initiatives, strategic planning and community and member outreach. 

●      Implements the organizational strategic plan to ensure that CFRA can successfully fulfill its Mission and Strategic Plan. 

●      Enhances CFRA’s reputation by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, government, civic and private organizations as a representative of the CFRA.

Organization Operations: 

●      Manages and uses the appropriate resources to meet organizational goals. 

●      Orchestrates the CFRA’s Board of Directors and committees.

●      Effectively administers CRFA’s initiatives and operations. 

●      Coordinates and supports essential CFRA activities including annual meetings, educational forums, fundraising events, and public and community outreach. 

●      Serves as CFRA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the greater community. 

●      Strengthens and builds partnerships throughout entire basin.

●      Must be able to work occasional evening and weekends as required to support CFRA events.

●      Performs administrative tasks for board meeting such as distributing minutes and scheduling meetings.

 Desired Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience.

·        Knowledge of natural resources protection and conservation.

·        Experience in community-building and organizing especially around environmental action with demonstrated success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.

·        Demonstrated success in leadership, independent judgement, and strategic planning, is preferred.

·        Experience in event planning, meeting organization and facilitation.

·        A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving fiscal results is desirable.

·        Demonstrated information technology skills including overseeing social media and website maintenance.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

·        Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

·        Must have genuine love for the outdoors and commitment to protecting our stream, river, and wetland resources.

 Work Conditions & Salary

·        Part-time averaging 20 hours per week

·        Starting annual salary is $25,000 plus reimbursement for approved work-related expenses

·        Potential to increase hours and salary by securing additional grants and contracts

·        Ability to spend time on the river and throughout the entire watershed (Kernersville, NC to Southport, NC)

·        Remote work is allowed; however, travel across the basin is required as needed.

·        Meeting space may be made available throughout the basin at partner organizations

·        CFRA can provide office equipment if needed (computer, printer)

 *CFRA understands candidates may also hold other employment. Candidates are expected to disclose other employment to the Board of Directors to determine if there is a conflict of interest.

To Apply:  

 CFRA has retained Triangle J Council of Governments to assist with professional recruitment. Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references online to Jenny Halsey at jhalsey@tjcog.org with the subject CFRA Executive Director. Initial Review of applications begins June 14, 2021. 

The Watershed | Cape Fear River Assembly (CFRA)

The CFRA has been a voice for the Cape Fear River since 1973. The CFRA is a basin-wide group of diverse stakeholders who strive to maintain and improve the quality of life in the Cape Fear River Basin…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 14, 2021

Salary

$25,000 - $25,000

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Fayetteville, NC, USA

How to Apply

CFRA has retained Triangle J Council of Governments to assist with professional recruitment. Candidates should send a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references to Jenny Halsey at jhalsey@tjcog.org with the subject CFRA Executive Director. Initial Review of applications begins June 14, 2021. 

CFRA has retained Triangle J Council of Governments to assist with professional recruitment. Candidates should send a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references to…

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